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Research topic: Nodding Disease/Nodding Syndrome

Research Context
The research study titled “An interdisciplinary study contributing to the identification of the cause of nodding syndrome in Cameroon, Tanzania and Uganda” will be conducted in Northern Uganda as a collaboration between the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM) and Makerere University. 430 more words


A Mysterious Disease with Unknown Cause

At the recent CAHRD (Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery) Consultation in Liverpool, the CLAHRC WM Director was reminded of a curious tropical disease, which he would like to share with readers of our blog. 962 more words



I was thrilled.  I was going to see him.  Eventually, I was! 

So I almost screamed at Baine the driver to jump over any pot hole and soil hump in the way – to go see him. 1,278 more words

Nodding syndrome a challenge to African public health

By  Willy Chowoo

In Gulu

By an attempt to address the possible cause and natural history of the current epidemic in Northern Uganda, further study has been directed by the ministry of health in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and prevention in the USA. 728 more words


Acholi MPs to take nodding disease patients to USA.

By Willy Cho woo
In Gulu.

The members of parliament hailing from Acholi sub region are on the
drive to take the nodding disease patients to Centre for disease… 293 more words


Helping Ugandans


Today,  I am posting a blog called, The “Girl on Fire” , written by a friend of mine, Sally Baynton. This blog is very moving and a huge eye opener. 185 more words

Uganda: Parents Abandon Nodding Patients

The artical is written by Patrick Okino in The New Vision on 30 June 2013
He was among the lucky few who shook President Yoweri Museveni’s hand in 2012 during the launch of mass vaccination, screening and treatment of nodding syndrome at Angagura sub-county, Pader district. 265 more words

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